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At $6,900, is this 1992 Ford Explorer 4X2 worth checking out?

Ford Explorer 1992 good price or not

Of today Good price or no dice Ford Explorer shows how handsome the first-generation truck can be without unnecessary frills. Let’s see if that allure extends to its price tag.

While yesterday’s seller 2012 BMW 650i Its gold paint color is said to be a rare color, pretty much you feel it’s not brilliant and only rare for that reason. However, a less than optimal color choice is not the big GT’s biggest fault, as it also causes a tactical failure when (the pearl clutch) a BMW is past its warranty period, a situation not for the faint of heart or the light-hearted. That’s a major contributing factor in the car’s $21,200 asking price going down with a 62% No Dice loss.

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Hey, not to change the subject too much but have you ever experienced déjà vu? Want to experience it again?

To clear up any potential confusion, we didn’t go back in time. This is simply our second sixth in a row to have a Ford truck with very basic specs and beige paintwork. I don’t know, maybe it’s a trend.

This 1992 Ford Explorer however, it’s a bit more viable as a driver than it was last Friday Board truck B-100 Latin America market. That doesn’t mean it’s trivial, though, as it represents an interesting mix of 4.0-liter Cologne V6 and a 5-speed manual transmission provided by Mazda.

In this model year, the German-made V6 makes 155 hp and 225 lb-ft of torque. Here, in 4X2 form, it’s rear-wheel drive only, with Ford’s independently set up twin I-beam wearing front suspension.

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According to the ad, that powertrain combo was a special order. So are the vinyl interior and Plain Jane wheel covers. According to the seller’s description, this is a “government-ordered vehicle directly from Ford.”

The seller lists the mileage as 177,000 but notes that the odometer reads 77K and claims it has only been rolled once. That’s probably a safe assumption based on the truck’s appearance.

The Medium Light Mocha (cough * beige * cough) paint color doesn’t seem to be marked by time and use, as does the generous sparkle of chrome and rubber trim. The ad notes a few body contours, but only a few of them are large enough to show in the photos. And yes, it also bothers me when the flaps on the wheel cover point forward to the left and backward to the right.

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Inside, it’s like a story, and while vinyl wrap can be approached with shivers on hot days, The truck’s A/C is supposed to blow cold to alleviate that fear. It’s all very nice here with the rugs looking freshly washed and clean, as are their rugs. The only major problem in the cabin is that both front sliding doors are covered with electrical tape, possibly due to wear.

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The mechanics are pretty basic. Luckily, this is OHV 4.0 and not the horrible OHC version that came out a few years later. This earlier version and the gearbox are generally considered quite reliable as long as they are serviced. According to the seller, the truck did not leak any fluids and just passed the smog test without problems.

They also put out a Marti report claiming it was the only one of the 19 Explorers built for the 1992 model year with this color and trim combination. With such rarity, the seller thinks the perfect buyer for the truck would be a Ford collector. Or, maybe someone is looking for a daily driver. Sellers do not actually hedge their bets.

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For anyone buying the truck, the asking price to do so is $6,900 and the seller seems pretty adamant about that amount, stating:

Not interested in offers – Steady price or it’s happening on a collector’s car auction site will probably yield more.

What do you think? To be That’s a fair price for this seemingly well-kept Explorer as presented in its advertising? Or, that price makes this OG SUV no special order?

You decide!

Long Beach, California, Craigslistor go here if the ad disappears.

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